The Trustees of The Royal Foundation each undertake a balance of responsibilities divided between strategic direction, governance, oversight and fundraising. The Trustees meet at least quarterly on a formal basis and they are accountable in law for the work of the Foundation.
Sir Keith MillsGBE, DL - Chairman
Sir Keith Mills
Sir Keith Mills, the Chairman of The Royal Foundation Trustees, is a British entrepreneur who founded the Air Miles and Nectar customer loyalty programmes and has established numerous other businesses. At the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sir Keith oversaw operations as Deputy Chairman alongside Lord Sebastian Coe.Sir Keith was also Chairman of the 2014 Invictus Games.
Sir Keith founded the British America’s Cup team, and is Chairman of Origin Sports Group. He also Chairs the Sported Foundation and the 1851 Trust. Sir Keith was knighted by the Queen in 2006 for his services to sport.
Claire Wills is a senior partner at international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and co-head of its Financial Institutions Group. She joined Freshfields in 1992, becoming a partner in May 2001. Claire is also a member of the Arnold Foundation Board, established by Rugby School in 2003.
Jamie Lowther-PinkertonLVO, MBE, DL
James Lowther-Pinkerton was Principal Private Secretary to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry from May 2005 until 2014. Previously, he was a security consultant for NGOs and individuals working in conflict and post-conflict regions. For 20 years, he was an Army officer, serving in the Irish Guards, which included a period as Equerry to HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, followed by eight years as an SAS officer. He is on the advisory board of the HALO Trust, a trustee of the Varkey Foundation and Waterloo Uncovered, an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple and President of The Royal British Legion in Suffolk.
Tessa Green was Chairman of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust from 1998-2010 and was the founding Chairman of The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign. She is a member of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel, the independent expert on NHS service change, a member of the Bupa’s Medical Advisory Council and a Non-Executive Director of Pets At a Home Plc. Tessa is a former trustee of The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and The National Portrait Gallery.
Charles Mindenhall is a British businessman who, with his partner Manoj Badale, has co-founded more than 30 businesses in the tech, financial services, media and sport industries, and in the field of education.
Charles was also a founding trustee of Operation Smile UK and is currently Chairman of Technology Trust. He is also Chairman of OnSide London Youth Zones and serves on the board of Onside, iCould and Bridges Charitable Trust.
Demetra Pinsent is the CEO of British beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury, a Non-Executive Director of Belmond Ltd and a Trustee of The Royal Foundation. Prior to this, she was a Partner at McKinsey & Company where she co-led the European Luxury Goods Practice and advised leading global retailers and consumer businesses. She has also served as an Advisory Board Member for Walpole, the British luxury goods association and Aston Martin.
Simon Patterson is a Managing Director of Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing. He is currently a board member of Dell Technologies, Cegid and FlixBus, and previously served on the boards of Intelsat, Skype, MultiPlan and Gerson Lehrman Group. He is also a Trustee of the Natural History Museum in London and a Non-Executive Director of Tesco plc.
Dr Simon CaseCVO
Dr Simon Case
Simon Case is the Private Secretary to The Duke of Cambridge.
Guy Monson is Senior Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Sarasin & Partners, where he has worked since 1984. In 2018 he was appointed treasurer to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.